Prototype Gameplay Footage Released For S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Spiritual Successor, Areal

West Games has released a prototype gameplay video for its upcoming spiritual successor to STALKER, Areal.

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Vegetarianshark1736d ago

Color me hyped as sh!t! I've been waiting for STALKER's successor for so long, hope this delivers.

PockyKing1736d ago

DO NOT back this. That prototype footage was used with Unity assets bought from the store. Which isn't bad in itself, but this whole campaign has been really bad. I'd stay far away from funding this until they have something real to show.

Venox20081736d ago

watch this.. and other people please watch this as well .. it's a longer video and West games are talking about a video

PockyKing1736d ago

That's is all the have done so far though is talk. And they didn't disclose that the used Unity premade assets in their video either, they again implied that is was all their work when it wasn't. Kickstarter isn't supposed to be used to fund concepts, of which Areal is right now.

There's nothing done on the game at all, they're using the money to build a prototype to sent to investors, which you're not allowed to do.

I'm not a conspiracy theorist, I've been covering the project. It's not something you should back in its current state. They need to get something done to actually show the public first. They aren't answering the questions like, what the budget is for the 50,000 or anything.

They need to reorganize, do some more work, and then come back to the table. That is, if they can even fix their tarnished reputation.

Vegetarianshark1736d ago (Edited 1736d ago )

Do you people know what a fah king prototype is? It's not even alpha, you think the developers can magically create thousands of original textures, animations, models, concept arts, script, graphics design in a blink of an eye. No-_- THE GAME ISN'T EVEN BACKED YET! Why would you waste so much money and effort creating original assets if your game isn't even funded yet?!?!?!

It even says on the kickstarter page itself, "From the developers of the cult hit S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series" and "Areal is a new video game that's being made by senior ex-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developers". You guys are so blind and ignorant it really pisses me off, learn to read before talking.

Squeaky_door1736d ago (Edited 1736d ago )

You should look a littler more into this project, there is plenty to be skeptical about. Read the AMA West Games recently did.

PockyKing1736d ago

Ironic statement - You guys are so blind and ignorant it really pisses me off, learn to read before talking.

ATi_Elite1736d ago

Right now I'm playing Survarium and it's made by many EX-Stalker Devs and at first it sucked but now it's pretty good.

I'm gonna have to wait on Areal because I don't want to donate money to something that may or may not get made.

Eastern European Devs are among the best but times are tough for them financially.

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D0UbleF_1736d ago

This really looks like utter shit.

Dewitt1736d ago

I just finished the video, this looks absolutely terrible for a 2014 game, even prototype footage. Those animations have to be completely reworked for starters.

Vegetarianshark1736d ago (Edited 1736d ago )

You guys should do your research before starting to talk bullcrap. Or maybe you are just too illiterate to understand what PROTOTYPE means?

Prototype in game development: A rough outline of the fundamental gameplay elements and mechanics in a game. Usually there is more than one prototype of a game, the developers chooses the flaws and advantages in each prototypes before implementing them into a game.

So basically prototype 1 might include only AI mechanics, prototype 2 is level design, prototype 3 is models so on and so on. A prototype usually uses many assets that are not original as many developers are not willing to spend money and effort into original assets when their game isn't even funded yet.

ThatEnglishDude1736d ago (Edited 1736d ago )

The phrase 'No shit, Sherlock.' springs to mind. It's a prototype. What did you expect? Animations are only bare-bones, levels are incomplete. Shit, the whole concept of the game could still change at this point.

...some people.

I will admit it was probably too early to show and should have perhaps kept it internal, but if you're that naive to think this video is representative of a possible final product - then wow.

ainsleyharriott1736d ago

I know its only a prototype but STALKER was never about graphics. It was the gameplay an atmosphere that made the game stand out.

Squeaky_door1736d ago (Edited 1736d ago )

People have every right to be skeptical about this project, you should look into it more check out the AMA they recently did.

user56695101736d ago

multiplat and you could see that it has already been dumbed down for consoles. really seeing through walls. i have no faith when a beloved pc exclusive goes mutiplat, besides witcher i hope. but it can see it this is not look good. hopefully its good but games have a tendency to be dumbed down for consoles

theshredded1736d ago

Wow some people...atleast they showed the game unlike most kickstarters

gtxgamer21736d ago

EARLY...PROTOTYPE.... Don't understand why most of you are complaining